Quotes from: James Baldwin


Our crown has already been bought and paid for. All we have to do is wear it


Nakedness has no color: this can come as news only to those who have never covered, or been covered by, another naked human being


I can’t believe what you say, because I see what you do


People pay for what they do, and still more for what they have allowed themselves to become. And they pay for it very simply; by the lives they lead


Freedom is not something that anybody can be given. Freedom is something people take, and people are as free as they want to be


I imagine one of the reasons people cling to their hates so stubbornly is because they sense, once hate is gone, they will be forced to deal with pain


Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them